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Can you play PS3 games on PS5?

WHEN the PlayStation 5 was originally announced we were promised full backwards compatibility.

However, a future where all PlayStation games could be played on one console didn’t quite come to pass.


PlayStation Plus has a great range of classic titles.Credit: Sony

There are various ways to play classic PS games on your PS5, but the PS3 games are the most difficult to get.

Here’s everything you need to know about playing PS3 games on your PS5.

Can I use PS3 discs on PS5?

While the PS5 is backwards compatible, it will only work with PS4 games alongside the PS5 discs.

You can play PSOne, PS2, and PS3 games on your PS5, but these are only the digital versions.

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PS3 works a little differently from the others as you cannot purchase these games.

Instead, they can only be streamed, as the PS5 is unable to emulate the PS3 hardware.

What PS3 games work on PS5?

There is a library of hundreds of PS3 games available for PS5, with everything from Resident Evil to Fallout.

In fact, the list is so extensive we found it difficult to think of a PS3 game that wasn’t available.

The full list would be too long to publish, but it’s pretty safe to assume that the game you want to play is there.

How do I put PS3 games on my PS5?

You cannot download PS3 games to your PS5 console, but you can stream them to play.

This requires a PS Plus Premium subscription, which is the highest tier of the service.

If you are subscribed, you can go to the Classics Collection on your console, and select the game you want to play.

From here you are free to play, but you will need a strong internet connection in order to do so.

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.

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